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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
*, Andes Manta Lecture Demonstration Multicultural- Other,
Music
An informal program designed to expose smaller groups of students (in the classroom) to the musicians. Students interact with Andes Manta as the musicians explain and demonstrate each instrument, discuss life in Ecuador and offer the opportunity for practicing Spanish with native speakers.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John French Music, Instruments, & Dance Traditions of the Provinces Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Bromkas offer a memorable musical journey through the French Provinces! As traveling musicians who visit France each year to participate in regional music and dance festival, John and Sondra have a large repertoire of songs, instruments, and even lively circle and line dances that will be chosen to appeal to the age level and needs of your group. Rare and distinctive regional instruments in their collection include: Breton and Auvergnat bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, flutet et tambourin, more! There are also French songs especially for dancing. (Artists may present a concert of musical traditions, or a combination program of traditional dances, instruments, and songs. Other possibilities include participatory crepe-making activity, more!)
$351- $500
Goldberg, Norbert Drum and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The close relationship between the drummer and dancer is explored using examples ranging from traditional African dance to hip-hop. The concept of art forms (drumming and dancing) as a means of communication is introduced. Latin American dances such as the Cuban Cha-Cha, the Brazilian Samba and the Merengue from Santo Domingo accompanied by typical percussion instruments reinforce the African connection. This program offers many opportunities for group participation culminating in a Conga line involving the whole audience.
$501- $1000
Goddard, Pamela New York/New England Women in Song History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hear the songs sung by New York and New England women through 200 years of time. Pamela Goddard has searched through field recordings and archives to bring these voices of the past to life. These songs tell the stories of average people, as sung by average people; the housewife, the farmer, the young people in love. This program includes photos and diary quotes to bring historical women to life.
$101- $200
Jones, Dean Exotic Instruments and Loopy Songs History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Dean will show and tell about scores of exotic instruments from around the world, including West African balafon, jaw harps from the Philippines and Vietnam, conch shells, bird calls, udu drums and much more. He will create spontaneously improvised loops (recordings that repeat which can be added on to), and perform some songs from around the world. Depending on the size of the audience, there will be participation, including singing and trying out the instruments. Dean has performed for many years as a one-man band with Arm of the Sea Theater, Hudson River Playback Theater and the Cave Dogs Shadow Troupe. He is also the leader of the band Dog on Fleas.
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff A History of Black American Singers History,
Music
This music program is a history of Black American Singers. 1920's - 1970's Filled with stories, trivia & song. Geoff Clough (Keyboardist) & Cyndi Kingsley (Singer). Some of the singers covered are: Fats Domino, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Nash, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Ethel Waters and more.
$101- $200
O'Carroll, Tom Tom O'Carroll Irish Folksinger and Humourist Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tom O'Carroll is an Irish folksinger and humourist from Dublin. His quick wit, scholarship and virtuosity on a variety of musical instruments have made him popular with audiences in libraries, cultural events, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. He offers the following performances: From Tribe to Nation: A Musical Journey through the History of Ireland, Irish Travellers: Our Domestic Nomads, Songs and Stories from Dublin, Irish Comic Songs, The Irish Diaspora, and A Concert of Irish Songs and Music. Tom has been singing the songs and playing the tunes of his native Ireland for over 30 years. He enlivens these programs with his trademark humor and incredible stock of stories and anecdotes.
$351- $500
Salguero, Andres Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Other
¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! is an interactive children’s program that teaches Spanish language and Latin American culture. Children sing, shake, and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words – an excellent enrichment opportunity for libraries, schools, and summer programs. Our little participants will dance to La Bamba, discover the colors in Spanish, and meet friends of all kinds, including an iguana named Juana!
$201- $350
Ellison, Emily TIGER TOTS! Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
TIGER TOTS 
3 mos to 70 years of age! 
Children and their caregivers will bend, stretch, kick and jump as they study traditional
Chinese Kung Fu/Yoga exercises set to children's tunes with Chinese Kung Fu Black Belt Emily
Ellison. Participants will enjoy exercising together as they experiment with martial art exercises and the elements of traditional ballet and modern dance. They will increase energy, learn real Kung Fu exercises and stretches to bring home for every day family
exercise  and sing and play instruments at every class as they exercise
$201- $350
Ransom, Stanley Head Start and preschool library programs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts
I do songs for preschool children, stories to interest and excite them, encourage looking at clouds to see shapes and use and develop their imagination. Participation stories and songs are well received. I use a guitar to sing with.
Up to $100
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